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Making Renting Fair in Queensland Campaign – Safe Homes and Fair Conditions


Make Renting Fair Qld


The Facts:

Just short of one in five of Australia’s renting households live in Queensland. The 2016 ABS Census, shows that 34.2% of Queensland households rent, a full percentage higher than the 2011 Census and well above the national average of 30.9%.

Queensland has the highest percentage of renters of any state or territory (except the Northern Territory which has significantly fewer households overall). In absolute rented household numbers, Queensland is the third largest – 566,500 – with an additional 260,000 households in New South Wales (NSW) and 40,000 in Victoria.

The private rental market houses the majority of households living in housing stress.  12.8% of Queensland renting households pay more than 30% of their income in rent compared to the national average of 11.5% and Queensland owner-occupiers at 6.3%.

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Want the Campaign seeks to achieve are 7 significant changes to the laws in Qld

  1. To give people the right to stay in their rental homes and prevent unfair evictions
  2. To keep rents fair to keep people in their homes
  3. To make it easier for people who rent to get their bond money back when moving
  4. To make sure that people who rent their homes are treated fairly and with honesty
  5. To keep people together with their pets in the rental homes
  6. To enforce basic standards for rental homes
  7. To protect people’s privacy by making sure that they have fair warning before someone enters their home.


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